Angels — Albert Pujols He joined the exclusive 700-home run club Friday night when he hit two home runs at Dodger Stadium.
Pujols, 42, and in what he said was the final season of his 22-year career, joined Barry Bones (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) as the only sluggers in AL/NL history. To hit at least 700 long balls in his career. Pujols and Aaron are the only two with at least 3,000 hits and 700 home runs.
Pujols hit home run No. 699 in the third inning off left fielder Andrew Heaney and again in the following inning against right-hander Phil Bickford. He also hit his 499th and 500th home runs in the same game against the Angels in DC on April 22, 2014.
Friday’s home runs gave Pujols 21 on the season. The veteran slugger joins Aaron (20) and Bonds (19) as the only players with at least 18 seasons of 20 or more homers.